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  • Accessible vs Inclusive Intro to Disability Awareness for ACS NCIC Knowbility, Inc. 12/16/2010
  • Accessibility as a civil right Corporate responsibility Government obligation to serve all Nonprofit mission of inclusion
  • Accessibility Nonprofits Live

    1. 2. Participation Welcome! Ask the TechSoup staff if you need any assistance
    2. 3. <ul><li>Nonprofits Live is a regular live talk show hosted by Evonne Heyning , Interactive Producer at TechSoup Global assisted by the Online Community & Social Media team including </li></ul><ul><li>Susan Chavez, Michael DeLong, Kristy Graves, Blake Landau and led by Susan Tenby </li></ul>Ask Your Questions on Nonprofits Live
    3. 4. Chat, Social Network Comments & Questions Here Tab for Questions You can ask questions at any time and we will be picking questions for our guests during this hour
    4. 5. Post on Social Media! <ul><li>Tag your posts with #A11y #NPlive & #axs and click the T/F NETWORKS tab to post directly to Twitter or Facebook with a link to this event </li></ul>
    5. 6. Sachin Malhan of Inclusive Planet
    6. 7. collaboration is the best assistive technology there is
    7. 8. lack of access is the elephant in the room govts ngos corps ? information | knowledge | opportunities | other people
    8. 9. the world now – fragmented mosaic university with accessible courses ngo with courses for visually impaired Assitech, assistive devices manufacturer Jake, 24, visually impaired and tech buff Ravi, 35, visually impaired and history teacher with a great content collection Joseph, Minster for disability affairs Rajiv Malwani, Inclusive Employer Arun, 18, student, collector of accessible classnotes x 200mn
    9. 10. connect share find express other print-impaired content, information, challenges opinions, feelings
    10. 11. the world after Inclusive Planet multiple interconnected communities around employment, health, education, technology, personal issues sharing information and content; and collaborating. PLATFORM | RESOURCES | MARKETPLACE | REPRESENTATION | EMPOWERMENT
    11. 12. <ul><li>Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>An international human rights instrument of the United Nations intended to protect the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities. Parties to the Convention are required to promote, protect, and ensure the full enjoyment of human rights by persons with disabilities and ensure that they enjoy full equality under the law </li></ul>
    12. 13. What is accessibility? <ul><li>Accessibility is a general term used to describe the degree to which a product, device, service, or environment is available to as many people as possible </li></ul>Thanks to Google & Wikipedia for the easy collaborative images & definitions
    13. 14. <ul><li>Web accessibility refers to the inclusive practice of making websites usable by people of all abilities and disabilities. </li></ul>
    14. 15. <ul><li>http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/accessibility.php </li></ul>
    15. 16. Sharron Rush of Knowbility
    16. 17. Knowbility.org <ul><ul><li>Advocacy, training, and consulting for accessible technology since 1998 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accessibility Internet Rally in Austin, Houston, San Antonio </li></ul></ul>
    17. 18. Accessible <ul><li>People with disabilities </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>… can acquire the same information </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>… participate in the same activities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>… be active producers </li></ul></ul></ul>
    18. 19. Why advocate for inclusive design? <ul><ul><li>Legal Technical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Market </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Humanitarian Visionary </li></ul></ul></ul>
    19. 20. Because we can!
    20. 21. Surprise! …the accessible iPhone <ul><li>Apple accessibility came late, but is changing the paradigm of disability and tech </li></ul>
    21. 22. Sharing YouTube video with Sharron Rush of Knowbility.org Video Controls
    22. 23. www.section508.gov <ul><li>Get informed on how to bring your site and organization into compliance with federal regulations and conduct an audit </li></ul><ul><li>In 1998, Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 was amended, requiring federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities—to provide “comparable access” to data and information for people with disabilities to those without disabilities. </li></ul>
    23. 24. What is an assistive technology? <ul><li>Any item, piece of equipment, product system, whether acquired commercially, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities. </li></ul>
    24. 26. What are adaptive tech tools?
    25. 27. Neil MacGregor from goQ
    26. 28. Neil will be sharing his screen and demonstrating software from goQ
    27. 29. Tools and Tech at TechSoup
    28. 30. Accessible Website Planning from the NetSquared Think Tank <ul><li>Build accessibility into your existing workflow </li></ul><ul><li>Access existing documentation </li></ul><ul><li>Research needs of your community </li></ul><ul><li>Stay in conversation around new tools </li></ul><ul><li>Plan for many types of assistive technologies </li></ul>
    29. 31. Can design be universal? <ul><li>Universal design refers to broad-spectrum ideas meant to produce buildings, products and environments that are inherently accessible to both people without disabilities and people with disabilities. </li></ul><ul><li>Some in the field assert that it is not possible to design for everyone’s needs at once, considering design choices that provide for some will leave others out (too short/tall or requiring one sense) </li></ul>
    30. 32. Turn Trees into Apps for #axs
    31. 33. Can Mobile Apps be Universal?
    32. 34. <ul><li>Users of mobile devices and people with disabilities experience similar barriers when interacting with Web content. </li></ul><ul><li>For example, mobile phone users will have a hard time if a Web site's navigation requires the use of a mouse because they typically only have an alphanumeric keypad. </li></ul><ul><li>Similarly, desktop computer users with a motor disability will have a hard time using a Web site if they can't use a mouse. </li></ul><ul><li>Additionally, people with disabilities may use a mobile device to access the Web site. </li></ul>
    33. 35. lack of access? govts ngos corps information | knowledge | opportunities | other people
    34. 36. Conversation from the Think Tank <ul><li>…building an online culture of accessibility contains two parts: the obvious support networks that can be built within social media, and the technical changes that can accommodate those who cannot access technology easily. It almost seems like a more open source approach - allowing a key community to provide guidance and insight into tech development to allow them to better access software and hardware tools. </li></ul><ul><li>- from Gordon Dymowski </li></ul>
    35. 37. Potential for an Inclusive Planet IS THIS WHAT COLLABORATION CAN LOOK LIKE? WHEN WE EMPOWER, DOES THE NETWORK SUPPORT ITSELF & THRIVE?
    36. 38. Virtual Engagement?
    37. 39. Thank you to our guests <ul><li>Sachin Malhan @InclusivePlanet </li></ul><ul><li>Sharron Rush @Knowbility </li></ul><ul><li>Neil MacGregor @NeilMacG from goQ </li></ul>
    38. 40. Thank you for joining us! <ul><li>Visit our TechSoup Forums to ask more questions and learn more on accessibility, assistive technologies and adaptive tools </li></ul>

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